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Biochar for very alkaline soil?

 
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From what I understand biochar tends to cause things to get more alkaline. My soil is mostly straight sand and very alkaline with high salts. Our water the same. Can I add some sulphur to the biochar inoculation to acidify it?
I tried looking at some articles talking about it but they were to over my head. I need simple...
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Hi Julie, this study: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4406&context=etd found that biochar made it easier for plants to get their nutrients in alkaline soil, but this was a surprise finding that may not be reproducible.
 
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If your soil is very alcalyne, maybe your biochar is less so than your soil. Measure the pH of both. Aldo, composting with biochar will bance its pH.
 
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